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Matthew Merritt-Harrison, MSc FIH FCSI

Managing Partner, Merritt-Harrison Catering Consultancy
Management Advisory Services
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Contact Details


P.O. Box 309
Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1WS United Kingdom

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Education & Experience

Matthew Merritt-Harrison’s experience in the catering industry spans more than forty years. After graduating from the University of Surrey in Hotel and Catering Administration, he held senior management roles in both operations and business development for a number of major catering contractors. During this time, he set up a fine dining division in London for a multinational caterer. Since becoming an independent consultant in 1995, Matthew has managed an extensive range of consultancy projects throughout the UK and in Europe, encompassing catering, cleaning, retail and other soft FM services. He also gained an MSc in International Hospitality Design and Management Consultancy. Matthew is a professional member, past chair and treasurer of the FCSI (UK&I). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and former chair of its audit committee. Matthew also holds membership of both the Hospital Caterers Association and the British Institute of Cleaning Science.

Market Segments

  • Business & Industry/Food Services
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Fine Dining
  • Government Services
  • Hospitals/Healthcare
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Primary & Secondary Schools
  • Residential Care
  • Retail
  • Tourism

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Financial Controls
  • Business Strategy
  • Dietary & Nutrition
  • Distribution & Procurement
  • Energy & Environment
  • Finance Raising/Corporate Finance
  • Food Safety & Hygiene
  • ITT (Catering Business)
  • Management Recruitment & Development
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Menu & Recipe Development
  • Operating Procedures & Systems
  • Operating Review
  • Quality Managment
  • Sustainability
  • Training